Warren T. Rat is the hidden but true main antagonist of An American Tail. It would later be revealed in the movie that he is really a cat in disguise who leads a group of cats called the Mott Street Maulers, who terrorize the mice of New York City. He is accompanied by a cockroach named Digit. His name may be a play on the word "warranty". He is voiced by the late John P. Finnegan.
He is greedy and likes to think of himself as sophisticated, constantly misquoting Shakespeare. He also plays the violin horribly (though that might be because his fake nose kept getting in the way).
Role in filmEdit
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He offers false friendship to Fievel when the two meet and offers to take him to his missing family - yet after gaining Fievel's trust he cruelly sells him to a sweatshop, when next they meet it is some time after Fievel managed to escape the sweat-shop: he sees Warren for what he truly is, a cat, and is imprisoned by Warren and his gang to stop him telling anyone, however Fievel is released by Tiger - a soft-hearted minion who doesn't share the usual anti-mice feelings most cats do in the film. Warren and his gang give chase to Fievel but are caught in a trap by the mice, who have had enough of being bullied and unleash a mechanical-mouse that proceeds to knock Warren and his gang off the harbor and into the sea - Warren was last seen hitching a ride on a boat heading for China along with his gang.
- Warren was to be originally used for Banjo the Woodpile Cat as a character named Rocko. Unfortunately, this idea along with a termite (alot like Digit) who saves Banjo from trouble before meeting Crazy Legs and Banjo being a full-length motion picture were all dumped, due to production costs.
- Although his true colors are not revealed until near the climax, he is the main villain, because he was actually the Mott Street Maulers' boss and had bigger plans than they did. Plus, he was thought to be a friend to Fievel, but is actually against him.
- He bears a physical resemblance to The Coachman from Disney's Pinocchio.
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